Prior Pointing Work Done Less Than 15 Years Earlier
LVT Number: #20235
Landlord applied for MCI rent hikes based on pointing work done in 2005. The DRA ruled against landlord, finding that a prior MCI rent hike was granted for exterior restoration less than 15 years earlier. Landlord appealed, claiming that the scope of the recent work was much more comprehensive than the work done in 1997. The DHCR ruled against landlord. The earlier pointing and cleaning work done in 1997 hadn't outlived its useful life. It is long-standing DHCR policy that exterior pointing work may qualify as an MCI even though all exposed areas of the building don't require pointing, as long as the work is sufficiently comprehensive so that no additional pointing work is needed within the 15-year useful life period set by the DHCR.
142 West 44th Street: DHCR Adm. Rev. Docket No. VD410061RO (12/7/08)[2-pg. document]